by | Jul 14, 2017 | Absolution, Exfoliator, istylenotes | 0 comments

In winter I use Kypris Moonlight Catalyst as a “chemical” exfoliator. However, in summer it is advisable to avoid retinol like products as they may cause photosensitivity. I was reading Imelda Burke’s book  The Nature of Beauty and she suggested to try the Absolution La Creme Gommante. So I decided to purchase it. Is it good?


Absolution Creme Gommant is aimed at dry and more sensitive skin due to its micro particles that should be kind to the skin. Unfortunately on my skin the particles feel a little bit too harsh. I massege the exfoliator on wet face and neck in circular movements and then I wash it off. I really do not enjoy this product as it is uncomfortable. It gets rid of dead skin cells but Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator is sooooo much better.


aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, aqua (water), helianthus annuus hybrid oil*, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, diatomaceous earth, bentonite, prunus amygdalus dulcis fruit extract*, alcohol**, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower water*, benzyl alcohol, corylus avellana (hazel) seed oil*, sodium stearoyl glutamate, parfum (fragrance), amaranthus caudatus seed extract*, rosa canina seed extract*, levulinic acid, vaccinium myrtillus fruit/leaf extract, citrus limon peel oil*, tocopherol, hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract*, sodium levulinate, litsea cubeba fruit oil*, saccharum officinarium (sugar cane) extract, dehydroacetic acid, coriandrum sativum (coriander) seed oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) fruit extract, quartz, zinc pca, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, sodium hydroxide, limonene _, linalool _, citral _, citronellol _, geraniol _

* ingredients from organic farming, ** made using organic ingredients, _ natural constituents of essential oil.


It has a herbal scent. It is not too strong.


As it is aimed at dry skin it is advisable to use the Absolution Creme Gommante on dump skin.

Apply a hazelnut size of product on your face and neck and massage the product gently. It does not lather. Wash it off with warm water and proceed with your skincare regime.

It can be used once or twice a week.



It has a very thick consistency and it is quite pasty when applied on the skin.

The micro particles are tightly packed and there are plenty.


50ml. The exfoliator is contained in a plastic tube with a black cap. The cap is a nightmare as you have to turn it to get the product out and it gets stuck making a mess. Not the best.


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